April 25, 2018 | 11:00AM-3:00PM | HUB
Every year the new Homecoming Logo is revealed at the Blue and White game, and the week following the game The Legacy Celebration takes place. The Legacy Celebration is a celebration of the Homecoming Logo. This event in the HUB not only highlights a successful year at Penn State but excites the Penn State community for the next year too. Legacy embodies the idea that Homecoming is not restricted to just one week in the fall; it is a year round celebration. The event consists of music, student performers, interactive games, and fun food. A float of the Logo is also constructed that students can “pomp” throughout the day and reflect on the theme of Homecoming and ultimately celebrate all the great things we accomplish as a University.
Allen Street Jam
October 8, 2018 | 2:00PM-8:00PM | Allen Street Downtown
Allen St. Jam is a fun mini festival on Allen St. at the start of Homecoming week. This event consists of food trucks, games and performances throughout the night for everybody to come and enjoy. The Homecoming Dance Competition will occur this night where Penn State dance organizations will compete and show their Penn State Pride. This night is for everyone of all ages to come, have fun, and socialize all starting off an incredible Homecoming week.
FTG Talent Show
October 9, 2018 | 7:00PM | Schwab Auditorium
The For the Glory Talent Show displays the vast array of talents possessed by our student body. The show is judged by invited esteemed faculty and students. Top 3 performances get the opportunity to perform their act at THON, and places 4th through 6th are invited to walk in the Homecoming Parade during Homecoming week. Tryouts for the show on October 9th will take place on September 13th. We welcome any and all performers to contact the Competition Director for more information.FTG Talent Show Guide
Student-Alumni Ice Cream Social
October 12, 2018 | 1:00PM-4:00PM | Hintz Alumni Center
The Homecoming Ice Cream Social is an event that all students, alumni, and members of the Penn State community are welcome to attend. With help from the Nittany Lion, Berkey Creamery ice cream is served along with a fun assortment of toppings to all guests. Throughout the event, guests have the opportunity to win festive prizes, as well as enjoy performances by students and the Alumni Blue Band. The Ice Cream Social helps welcome alumni back home for the weekend while boosting pride and morale leading up to the Homecoming Parade for Penn Staters of the past and present alike.
October 13, 2018 | Before Kickoff | Tailgate Lots
Leading up to the kickoff of the Homecoming football game against Michigan State, students and alumni have the opportunity to compete in a tailgate competition like no other. Tailgates will be assessed based on their creativity, pride, food, atmosphere, and quality by multiple judges. Before fans start entering Beaver Stadium, winners will be announced and presented with their prizes. Categories for winners include: Best Overall, Best Food, Most Creative, Most Spirited, Nittany Newcomer, and Best Student Organization.Learn More